Alex Semadeni

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Burnouts on 416 Fire could increase smoke over Durango

The 416 Fire grew more than 200 acres Tuesday, and its increased intensity and activity were a result of high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fire officials said Tuesday night. The...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Filmmaker Kody Dayish pleads guilty to obstruction of telephone service

A New Mexico filmmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstruction of telephone service, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and could face six to 18 months in jail. Kody Dayish, a 30-year-old from Shiprock, New...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market profile: Adobe House Farm finds a home

Linley Dixon has had a passion for farming since she was a kid. As a child, she would save her neighbor’s scraps and compost them in her backyard. “I think there’s a farmer’s gene,” she said. ...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Fire officials warn of increase in smoke behavior

Fire officials working on the 416 Fire 13 miles north of Durango warn that an increase in temperatures and dry and hot conditions could create a higher chance of smoke dispersal along U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: March down Main

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire officials waiting for monsoons to put out 416 Fire

The 416 fire grew over 50 acres Saturday, totaling 34,278 acres. The fire remains 37 percent contained. Crews spent Saturday monitoring and improving existing fire lines, as well as working on...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango community has raised over $1.6 million on GoFundMe

Jan. 20 will forever stick in Elise Albosta’s mind. That is the day her husband, Andy, fell about 50 feet while rock climbing in Cascade Canyon. He was rescued by San Juan County Search and Rescue...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

NIMO team takes command of 416 Fire

A National Incident Management Organization team assumed command of the 34,224-acre 416 Fire at 6 a.m. Friday. NIMO, a Type I team, has fewer personnel than the management team it replaced but has...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

A Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting a child was advised of possible charges and penalties Friday in District Court in La Plata County. Rodney Keller, 52, is being held in La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warrant issued for man accused of inappropriately touching two girls

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of two counts of unlawful sexual assault on a child. Fabine Scott, 31, of Farmington is accused of touching two 10-year-old girls on the...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke-filled skies give way to bluebird days, but 416 Fire still breathes

HERMOSA – After two weeks of thick smoke from the 416 Fire, blue skies returned this week to northern La Plata County, disguising almost all evidence of the 34,000-acre fire that smolders below....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in fatal crash in 2016 sentenced to three years probation

An Ignacio man charged with careless driving causing death was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service. La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne said she was...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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